Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern by Ion Grumeza

By Ion Grumeza

This ebook tells the little identified tale of Dacia, the robust and wealthy land that turned Transylvania and Romania. This booklet revives the Dacian historical past and contributes to our knowing of the quarter because it is this present day.

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Between the Siret and the Prut rivers were large forts that today are known as Cotnari, Poienesti, and Stanesti. The Prut line was guarded by Tamasidaua/Tamasidava (Reni) and Vtidava. Between the Nistru and the Dnieper, Ptolemy showed the thriving Setidava and Susudava. Even though the Dacians controlled the eastern region before and after many commercial posts were built, at that time cities still carried typical Greek names, such as Aliobrix, Harpis, Heracleea, Halmyris, Ophiussa, Niconium, Tomos/Tomis, Troesmis (Iglita), and Tyras (Cetatea Alba).

He proceeded to establish one of the largest empires the world had ever seen. C. The history of his military campaigns has, however, provided mankind with a wealth of information about the ancient world. Due to their somewhat remote geographic location, the Dacians were not forced to confront the large imperial armies that destroyed each other in endless wars. Meanwhile, the wars between the Persians and the Greeks resulted in glorious victories and major defeats for both sides, but did not affect the Dacians.

His kingdom was densely populated and mostly held together by a strong and homogeneous tribal army; it struck back and liberated these four cities. This historical fact alone suffices to prove that the Daco-Getians were not Thracians; they were never allies, nor did they share a common land. Such aggressive impudence made Lysimachus determined to begin a campaign to recover the possessions he had lost and, furthermore, to conquer the entire Dacian territory. , the Thraco-Macedonian army crossed the Danube, it was brutally defeated by the Dacians who captured the king and his son.

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